Richard J. Trzupek is a chemist who has been employed as an environmental consultant to industry for more than 25 years. He specializes in air quality issues, has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, has participated in the development of environmental legislation and regulation and is currently principal consultant at Mostardi Platt Environmental, a consulting and engineering firm based in Oak Brook, Illinois. Trzupek’s commentaries have appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business and Reuters. He blogs at frontpagemag.com, threedonia.com and at Andrew Breitbart’s “Big” sites. He is the author of Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruining American Industry (Encounter Books, 2011).